Fleetmatics Group PLC, a global provider of fleet management solutions for commercial fleet vehicles delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has opened an office in Australia, and will provide fleet-based businesses in the country with fleet management technology.

“Officially expanding into Australia was a natural move for Fleetmatics on the heels of our August 2013 acquisition of Connect2Field, a Sydney-based provider of field service software,” said Jim Travers, Fleetmatics CEO and chairman of the board. “The launch comes at the same time as our expansion into the Netherlands, both of which deliver on our goal to continue to grow the business via global expansion and new partnerships.”

The timing of the Australia launch could not be more suitable for local fleet-based businesses, as the country is experiencing a steep increase in gasoline prices. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, petrol prices have spiked six cents per liter since the year began. Economists warn motorists to expect further increases yet.

Fleetmatics currently has locations in Ireland and the UK, as well as several offices throughout the US. In addition to the expansion in Australia, the company also announced its entry into the Netherlands.